Dogsled Express is no Longer in Business

We have decided to retire the business. Thank you so much for all the support we have had from our clients over the last 20 plus years. We will miss meeting all the fine new people but we won’t miss the 4 am. to 10 pm schedule. We will be having fun with the dogs while going to do some serious racing until my knees won’t hold up anymore. We do have some fine dogs available for pets or sled dogging, either recreational or racing. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. We will miss you all.

Sleds and dogs for sale or lease

Adanac Touring Sleds for Sale…..$500 each

Dogs for sale or lease.

Moses: Male 6 years old. An honest hard working dog that always gives his all. Would be an excellent dog for a tour company or a larger person that wants to run a small team class like four or six dog or breed for sprint classes. A great stud for lanky leg length…if that is what you are looking for. Why? Because he is the tallest…..long legged, strongest dog I have ever owned! He gets along great with humans and when on drop lines he sometimes growls at other males but he has never been in a fight even when he has been loose in the kennel when no-one is home. Even for his size he loves to lope. And has never had any health issues. Not even a sore wrist. His downside is that he works like 1 ½ to 2 dogs…..he eats like 1 ½ 2 dogs! He maintains his weight well even when putting out two one hour tours per day of hilly 8.3 miles. Loves to work. You can put him in with a new team and he will have no problems with it. For sale or lease.

Legs: Female 6 years old in tact. Small dog ..around 32 pounds beautiful markings(white gray and black) and very talkative and friendly with both humans and other dogs. Very sweet and is a joy to be a round. Hard worker…just isn’t very powerful. Has run some lead and enjoys it. Isn’t Gee and Haw wise yet although she has run allot of swing and with some work may catch on to it. Great dog for a small person that likes dogs that are easy to handle or perfect for someone that wants to get into skijoring as a single dog or to help train another rookie dog for a two dog team. Great under 10 miles but gets bored then if you aren’t going fast like on tours. Eats very little yet she keeps an nice weight and never gains or looses weight. For sale or lease.

Salty: Female 5 years old in tact. 38 lbs..White with a couple of grey patches and wavy hair. Wears a medium harness. Slim, long and leggy. Very nice and sweet dog with humans and other dogs. Loves to go fast but gets bored easily. Would be great for 4 dog or 6 dog sprint short distances. May work well on a skijoring set up with some footwork on dirt in the fall. Having a great training this fall.

Blue : Female 4 years old in tact, 36 lbs. One blue and one brown eye. Brown in color. Shy dog that needs a little attention to release her full potential. Once she gets in harness and is ready to go she does very good. She paces herself well and doesn’t seem to get tired. I don’t really know what she would be good at for placing because I like aggressive, fired up dogs and I haven’t given her the real opportunity to shine.

Zues: Male 3 years old, 47 lbs. Excellent dog with a great personality. Cream in color. Starts out a little slow looking back at either the driver or the dogs behind him. Once he gets a couple of miles in he relaxes more and does great. I see him a a solid distance dog. Eats great and a solid stomach for the calories needed for distance. A quiet dog that gets really noisy at feeding time. Easy to handle and loves to please you.

Bugs: 6 year old female in tact, 36 lbs. White shorthaired dog. Fun to run with. Hard working recreational dog or short sprint for someone that likes smaller easy dogs to handle.

Buddy: 4 year old male, short and stocky strong dog. The perfect dog and buddy. Hard to get ride of him but I want him to be able to work the rest of his life with someone that will be as good for him as he will be for them. Cream shorthaired dog that loves his job. Great recreational dog or maybe a distance dog and perfect for skijoring. A pleasure to be around.

Ms Piggy: a 7 year female, black and white 37 lbs. Tries hard but isn’t a natural athlete. Good for someone that wants a mellow possible skijorer. With a little dryland walking with her I think she would do good well. A real nice dog with a wonderful mellow personality. Got her name because she likes to talk with you and sometimes grunts like a pig.

From Bino Fowler blood lines:  Cedar: 6 year old female,looks like a fox. 38 lbs.. Calm, quiet fast hard working dog. Great for any sprint or distance team. Easy dog to work with that loves touring, racing, anything to do with pulling.

Wakeen: 7 year old female 68 lbs. dog. Mother of Cedar and Grey. Brown Big powerful, strong dog. Quiet easy dog to handle. Awesome touring                                                                                  or serious distance dog. Really hard to get rid of but deserves to go somewhere with either Grey or Cedar because she has many miles                                                                                        left in her. I would really miss her.

Grey: 6 year old tall slim thick haired 55 lbs. cream colored male. Natural athlete. nice to work with and was really good but backed off in effort                                                                               last season. Am training him this fall and want to see if he goes back to his old self. Thinking he might have had an injury last season that                                                                               I didn’t identify. Maybe a slight groin pull like I had with a leader the year before and bounced back the following season. Not a sprinter                                                                               but liked long runs( so maybe a distance dog ) and touring. A lover boy that is great with the public and great with and being handled by                                                                               large groups of children.

Dogsled Express’s Owners Pat and Lisa Campbell announce retirement from Dogsled Express. Dogsled Express Business is up for Sale!

Dogsled Express…an established and successful winter sled dog guide business on Mount Shasta, CA for over 20 years is up for sale. We have the website and business plus 3 tour sleds and a two handle sled, 600 Polaris and groomer, 20 dog trailer, Diggler scooter, and many dogs from 2 years to 7 yrs for sale and some for free to good mushing homes. Great dogs for skijorers. Some nice distance and sprint dogs. We are keeping our old dogs and my main young race team to go back to racing with for our later years with the dogs. Keeping our cart for training.

Great opportunity for someone or a couple that has experience with sled dogs. If you are looking for honest working nice dogs to get into the sport with, here’s your chance. I will post info on the dogs that are available in the near future, with pictures and honest breakdowns of each dogs strength and week points in both in work habits and personalities. For more info you may call 530-467-3009.

Thanks to all our wonderful customers over all these years. This hasn’t been an easy decision but at this point in our lives it is the right decision. We have been giving tours for over 20 years (without a client injury) and are Blessed to be in the position in life that we are at now. This will allow my wife Lisa and I to spend more time together while she continues her wonderful career with N. CAL Products as the Marketing Manager. I will fight wildfires again this summer falling trees for my last year also.

Very excited to get back into writing again and possibly working with training PTS dogs and disabled vets with the cart and our dogs.

We will keep this website updated on the latest developments for Dogsled Express’s future.

A special thanks for my wonderful wife Lisa that has been so patient with me over the years away from her while being out with the dogs and clients. She never once asked me to get out of the business. She let me decide when it was time. The dogs were right when they her they told me she was a keeper. Love you Lisa.

Cart Ride Season

Due to unusually warm weather and changes in plans,  we won’t be offering cart rides for the rest of this 2016 spring.

Please check out the dog cart rides. They are priced very reasonable and are really fun. You know you have something good when teenagers love it. The cart rides are for all ages and are great for scouting organizations, youth groups and family fun. We have the only non-motorized, all dog powered cart ride on the west coast! This is no ordinary cart. The $4,400 cart was specially designed and built for Dogsled Express’s clients comfort and safety.

Cart rides are only $25 for adults and $20 for the kids rate. Cart rides will be a first come first serve basis, but we would appreciate reservations for groups of more that 4 so that the dogs are harnessed and ready to go upon your arrival. The 3.1 mile, 25 minute cart rides will run up into late May, assuming the morning temps stay cool. 

Our cart ride location is only 5 minutes from downtown Mount Shasta. Just take Everett Memorial Highway past the M.S. High School about 3/4 and you will see our trailer and signs. We will post on our website if we will not be open on our usual days due to weather or starting next week just drive by the Mount Shasta Visitors Bureau and if your see our dog cart ride sign up in front with the arrow pointing up the road, then you know we are open for business.


Dogsled Express Announcement

For the rest of the winter sled dog season we will only be at the trailhead for reservations only. When we switch back over to the dryland cart rides we will be at that location ready for drive up riders. We won’t be doing an 11:30 tour for Sunday….Valentines Day due to the hot weather. By 2 pm the temps start dropping again. Yes we do give cart rides in 60 degree weather but those rides are much shorter and don’t have the amount of altitude changes that the winter tours have. We must consider the safety of the dogs during these warm conditions over the almighty dollar. I hope you understand. The younger dogs handle it much better that the 9 to 12 year old dogs. About a third of our dogs fall into that older category.

If the total weight of a ride is over 300 lbs. we would ask that you may consider doing your snow tour at the 9 am time slot. The temps are cooler and the trail is usually colder and thus easier for the dogs to pull the heavier amounts. Thanks.

We hope you will consider looking into the cart rides this spring. They are perfect for scouting organizations, church groups, youth groups and family outings. The prices are only $25 for adults and $20 for kids rate for our cart rides. As the snow nears going away on our winter trail we will estimate when we may switch over to the cart rides. We have been Blessed with great snow conditions and are expecting the snow sled tours to run into early March as of now, so get your winter tour reservation in soon so you may get the time and date that works best for you and yours.

A heartfelt thanks for all the wonderful clients that have come out for a tour this winter. After the last two prior winters of drought…….you have all been a life saver for Dogsled Express.DSC01058

Looking for snow

Looking for snow

Perfect conditions this Weekend of the 6th and 7th

We are getting lots of reservations with Valentines Day and President’s Day coming up and throughout the month. This gives you a great opportunity to get a late reservation for this coming weekend. Partly sunny skies on Sat. and clear on Sunday. Check out our calendar/reservation page for openings.  #Attention#  We just had a cancellation on Valentines Day for the 11;30 and 2 pm time slots! Take  your sweetheart on an experience she will never forget. Our cell phone # at the trailhead is 530-340-3647. Our cell phone # doesn’t work at our house location.

Despite the couple of hard recent rains, our trail conditions are still very good. The least amount of snow we have is 22″ and up to 48″ of hard packed base with a nice 4″ of powder over that, which I groomed into the perfect trail for this weekend. We can see good conditions through Feb even without any new snow! The forecasters are predicting more snows well into March. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pat

Since we have no reservations for this Friday I will be staying home and going to a funeral service for an old friend. We will be in full operation this weekend.

Ceremonial Rider

Great Sledding Weather this Weekend

Just a reminder to folks that if you see rain showers in the City of Mount Shasta that usually means snow showers at our trailhead on the mountain.  This coming weekend NOAA is calling for snow on Saturday and nice weather on Sunday, which brings great sledding conditions and great photo opportunities.  We have reservation openings during this weekend at 9 am, 11:30 am  for Sunday.  Look forward to hear from you soon. Pat

Looking for snow

Looking for snow

Dogsled Express will be in operation again this weekend of the 17th

We just got home late last night. photo4Thank you for all the nice well wishes while we were gone back to Minnesota for my Mothers funeral. The storms are dumping more glorious snow and since we don’t have any tours on the books for this weeks until Sat, we are going to wait until Friday morning to groom the trail.  Saturday and Sunday is all booked up but we do have an open time at 2 pm on the Monday Holiday still available. Please go to our calendar page and check out our availability for rides for the rest of January. Hope to hear from you through our Reservation Request Form. It is fast and easier than getting it done over the phone.

My Mother Passed Away…We will be closed until Jan. 14th

Dogsled Express had one of it’s all time best Holiday Seasons. Perfect conditions and great weather was such a Blessing. Then on the 2nd my 92 year old  Mother Eileen Bridget Campbell who lives in my home state of Minnesota, said she felt really tired and was submitted to the hospital. Within 24 hours her heart tired out and she left this world with her Faith in God, with a mind as sharp as a tack, with Family at her side, in peace to move on and last smile to my Sister Eileen. We should all be so lucky to go that way.

Dogsled Express will thus be closed for operations until Thursday, Jan 14th. I have a Sister and Brother-in-Law that will be coming back from Egypt and the funeral will be held Monday the 11th. We will answer e-mail ?’s and reservation forms from the calendar and reservation page on our site. We will take calls through this Weds. at the home # 530-467-3009. Starting Thursday, all phone messages should be sent to my cell at 530-340-3647.  Any ?’s you might have are usually covered somewhere on our website. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this busy week planning and traveling.

We have some Holiday Tours still available

The  11:30 time is available on the 3rd. You may put in a reservation form in case we have last minute cancellations. The snow conditions are perfect. After tonight we will have over 4 feet of base depth! This should take us through January and well into February  even without more snow. We are suppose to get off and on again snow showers through the Holidays which will make for even better conditions and great photo opportunities. There is always a slow period right after the Holidays so maybe if you are the type that likes to avoid the crowds, the first couple of weeks after the Holidays might be just right for you. Look forward to hearing from you. Pat and the PupsIMG_0879edittedrev1